No. 15: AMD
While the chip maker has had a tumultuous few years, the dust seems to have settled with the appointment of Rory Read as CEO, formerly president of COO and Lenovo. And there is more good news when it comes to technology. AMD has raised the bar with their Fusion series of processors, completely integrating the GPU into the CPU. The company has also tried to take advantage of some of Intel’s missteps with Sandy Bridge to compete with the chip giant.